[amsat-bb] ISS ping box

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Thu Sep 29 10:28:19 UTC 2016



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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Clayton
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:59 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS ping box

Hello Andrew,

Many times no one is transmitting via the ISS except unattended beacons here
over in the US.

When attended stations want to make a QSO, they must fight to get through
the unattended beacons.  I'd say there are 4-5 of these stations on almost
every pass over my QTH, some transmitting every minute or so. 
Very annoying.  I send them APRS messages but not surprisingly, they're
ignored 100% of the time.

Even unattended I-GATE's don't need to beacon via the ISS. If their purpose
is to take the RF traffic and send it to the Internet, there is no need for
them to advertise on 145.825 MHz.


On 9/22/2016 09:53, Andrew Rich wrote:
> Trust me guys in Australia here it's just me and the bird
> Andrew
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>> On 23 Sep 2016, at 00:48, skristof at etczone.com wrote:
>> Packet can be, and often is, used for QSOs, especially through the ISS.
>> Steve AI9IN

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